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SGPLOT Unicode Axis 9.4M4

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SGPLOT Unicode Axis 9.4M4

Struggling to get a unicode symbol for micro into an SGPLOT axis.

 

This code works for the PROC PRINT, but the in the PROC SGPLOT (ODS HTML and ODS PDF) I get the unicode text:

 

data class;
  set sashelp.class;
  label height="Height (*ESC*){unicode 00B5}m";
run;

proc print data=class label;
run;

proc sgplot data=class;
  scatter x=height y=weight;
  **xaxis label="Height (*ESC*){unicode 00B5}m" labelattrs=GraphUnicodeText;
run;

So I tried hard-coding the label as a workaround, and added labelattrs=GraphUnicodeText, but then there was no symbol and no unicode text.

 

 

I thought with labelattrs I shouldn't have to worry about finding a font that supports a specific character?

 

Thanks.


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Re: SGPLOT Unicode Axis 9.4M4

proc sgplot data=sashelp.class;
scatter x=height y=weight;
xaxis label="Height (*ESC*){unicode '00B5'x}m" labelattrs=GraphUnicodeText;
run;

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Re: SGPLOT Unicode Axis 9.4M4

proc sgplot data=sashelp.class;
scatter x=height y=weight;
xaxis label="Height (*ESC*){unicode '00B5'x}m" labelattrs=GraphUnicodeText;
run;

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Re: SGPLOT Unicode Axis 9.4M4

Thanks @Sanjay_SAS.  Is it necessary to provide the label on the x-axis statement?

 

Or should I be able to produce an axis label from a variable label with a unicode character?  I tried below, but doesn't work (I see the unicode text in the axis label rather than the micro symbol):

 

data class;
  set sashelp.class;
  label height="Height (*ESC*){unicode '00B5'x}m";
run;

proc sgplot data=class;
  scatter x=height y=weight; 
  xaxis labelattrs=GraphUnicodeText;
run;
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Re: SGPLOT Unicode Axis 9.4M4

Unfortunately, the Unicode or other special characters in the data label itself will not get processed correctly.  The string will just be displayed as is in the label.  So, you have to use the axis LABEL option to set a unicode string.  Now, formats can include special Unicode values which will be used when formatting individual data values.

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Re: SGPLOT Unicode Axis 9.4M4

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You should be able to just put the UTF-8 string into the label.  At least it works when using utf8 session encoding .

 

proc sgplot data=sashelp.class;
  label height="Height" 'CEBC6D'x ;
scatter x=height y=weight;
xaxis labelattrs=GraphUnicodeText;
run;

Note that when you use multiple string literals in the LABEL statement then SAS will insert any spaces you have between the strings into the label.  Writing string literals right next to each other looks strange in the code so I included the ASCII code for lowercase m into the hexcodes rather than writing it like this.

  label height="Height "'CEBC'x'm' ;
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